Hong Kong’s role as a gateway to access the mainland’s financial markets remains as strong as ever, say analysts. Photo: Martin Chan

China’s financial market reform opens up opportunities for Hong Kong, strengthens gateway role

  • Hong Kong’s unique location, regulatory framework and openness make it irreplaceable for foreign investors looking to tap the Chinese onshore market, analysts say
Topic |   Banking & Finance

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Hong Kong’s role as a gateway to access the mainland’s financial markets remains as strong as ever, say analysts. Photo: Martin Chan
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A Chinese investor before an electronic display of stock data at a brokerage house in Beijing on 15 February 2016. Contrary to global conventions, China represents gains and advances in red, using the colour green to denote losses and declines. Photo: EPA

China scraps QFII and RQFII investments quota to allow unrestricted access to world’s second-largest capital market

  • China’s currency regulator has announced that it would scrap the investment quotas under the QFII and RQFII programmes
  • The Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) programme, introduced in 2002, lets investors buy China’s yuan-denominated A shares. The RQFII programme, introduced in 2011, is denominated in yuan
Topic |   China stock market

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A Chinese investor before an electronic display of stock data at a brokerage house in Beijing on 15 February 2016. Contrary to global conventions, China represents gains and advances in red, using the colour green to denote losses and declines. Photo: EPA
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